Specialty Operating Room (Adult)

Role and Facility Information

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Reports to the Manager, or designate. Plans and provides direct nursing care to patients/ in the Operating Room in accordance with the unit/program philosophy, competency guidelines, policies, and the BCCNP Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant. Recognized Peri-operative Program or recent operating room experience essential.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Demonstrated ability to organize assigned workload and set priorities.

Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts, including co-workers, physicians, community agency representatives, patients, residents and families.

Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

About Us

Island Health is the largest employer on Vancouver Island with over 21,500 employees and 1,900 physician partners. As an award winning employer, we offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan.

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Nanaimo

The bustling harbour city of Nanaimo is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island and is often known as the “gateway city” or the “gateway to Vancouver Island” with easy access to both the north/ south regions of the Island. Nanaimo also features easy access to the mainland/ Vancouver via ferry, seaplane/ commercial plane (15 mins). Boasting a diversified economy, the city is a regional centre for technology, manufacturing, tourism, retail, health, and government services. Nanaimo offers an attractive quality of life (interconnected bike route, minimal traffic, and excellent public transit), with a family-oriented culture, friendly people, and stunning views. Residents and visitors to Nanaimo enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing, biking and swimming (multiple lakes within city limits, Nanaimo River, and Departure Bay) as well as world-class scuba diving and snorkeling.

“I love Nanaimo, it is the best-kept secret on Vancouver Island – I have the best job in the world!”

Dr. Chris Collins

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